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26 February 2018
Becoming, Michelle Obama, 13 November 2018

Becoming, the memoir by Michelle Obama, to be published worldwide on 13 November 2018.

10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

6 June 2017
NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2017 Winners Announced

A huge congratulations to the winners of the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults!

19 March 2017
New Novel from Richard Flanagan

First Person -- Richard Flanagan’s first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize in 2014 -- is to be published in Australia in October this year.

9 March 2017
Me Before You’s Leading Lady Returns

Jojo Moyes takes Lou Clarke to New York in a new novel to be published in 2018.


Women in Sunlight

By chance, I witnessed the arrival of the three American women.

The Monk of Mokha

Miriam gave things to Mokhtar.

The Line Becomes A River

My mother and I drove east across the flatlands, along the vast floor of an ancient sea.

Skin In The Game

Antaeus was a giant, or rather a semi-giant of sorts, the literal son of Mother Earth, Gaea, and Poseidon, the god of the sea.

Ivy and Abe

I’m aware of him looking at me.

The Man Who Would Not See

I often think to myself that so many different films could share a single title:


Two Way Communication

The special meaning behind the cover of Hemi Kelly's A Maori Word A Day. 

Writing White Chrysanthemum

Mary Lynn Bracht on the harrowing, life-changing process of researching and writing White Chrysanthemum.

Give Yourself a Lagom Time Out

Practical tips to finding a better balance with The Lagom Life.


Veggie Soft Tacos

Veggie Soft Tacos from Family Favourites by Nadia Lim and Bargain Box.

Chocolate Orange Sherbet Slice

Chelsea's favourite sweet from her new book Eat. The silky richness of the chocolate fudgy part is balanced by the tart sherbet — a zing in every bite!

Victoria Sponge Cake

Delight friends and family with this Victoria sponge with strawberries and white chocolate cream from Ottolenghi’s Sweet.

Belinda's Flourless Coconut and Chocolate Cake

An utterly buttery and decadent dessert that feels the very opposite of 'free-from'.

Harissa Chicken Traybake

A quick & easy chicken dish perfect for a mid-week feast.

Key Lime and Avocado Mousse Pies

This is vegan comfort food at its best from Little Bird Goodness.


How to achieve a bright 2018

Anonymous author Hendrik Groen talks about the importance of bringing old age to people's attention, and how to achieve a bright 2018. 

Q&A with Gregg Hurwitz

The bestselling author of Orphan X answers our quickfire questions.

Paula Hawkins Q&A

The Into the Water author on writing, remembering and day-to-day darkness.

Katherine Scholes Q&A

The bestselling author on her unyielding love affair with the African continent.

Morris Gleitzman Spills The Beans

Morris throws caution to the wind and answers all of your questions. . . 

Alice Campion Q&A

The Shifting Light author(s) on research, sequels and keeping plotlines on-track.


Mother's Day Giftwrap

Print your own Penguin gift wrap for your Mother's Day gift

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Where Should Your Next Adventure Be?

Take our World of Wanderlust-inspired quiz and find out.

Lolcatz Pub Quiz

Andrew Masterson’s Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog facts exposed.

The Soldier’s Curse Crossword

Test your skills and meet Hugh Monsarrat.

Book Clubs

The Shepherd’s Hut Book Club Notes

Explore Tim Winton’s themes of lost boys and toxic masculinity with your book club.


Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 14 June 2018


Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 17 May 2018


Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 31 May 2018


Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 5 April 2018


Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 22 March 2018


Colonial Tiny House - Manawatu

Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.

Free Jack Reacher Short Story

An exclusive Lee Child short story to celebrate the release of No Middle Name.

Free Fiona McIntosh eBook

Download McIntosh’s story behind her novel, The Perfumer’s Secret.